Update on Negotiations

On 28th September 2018 the ACP Group of States and the EU began negotiations for a successor Agreement to the Cotonou Agreement which comes to an end in February 2020. This section contains all you need to know about the negotiations.

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Calls for Proposals and Tenders - ACP EU Culture Supporting the Cultural and Creative Sectors in ACP Countries

Works Contract Notice - Extensive Renovation Works of the ACP Building, Brussels, Belgium

Seeking partnership under ACP Innovation Fund?

Call for Proposals for ACP Innovation Fund, Ref: EuropeAid/166663/IH/ACT/Multi

Nominations are open for the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence - 2019 Edition 

Call for Proposals of the ACP Digital Financial Services

SHORT-LIST SELECTED: Technical Assistance to the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States for the Management of the ACP-EU Programme to Strengthen Research and Innovation Capacity in ACP Countries

Call for proposals: ACP EU CULTURE "Support for ACP audiovisual co-production”

Contract Notice of the  Call for Tenders for the Technical Assistance to the Secretariat of the ACP Group of States for the Management of the ACP-EU Programme to strengthen Research and Innovation capacity in ACP countries.

Décision d'attribution: Assistance technique au Secrétariat ACP pour la gestion du programme ACP-UE Culture

Service Contract Award Notice: Technical Assistance for a complete Architecture & Engineering Mission and Project Management Services for the extensive renovation of the ACP Building, Brussels

SHORT-LIST SELECTED: ACP-EU PSD Knowledge Management Technical Support Function / Light PSD Structure TSF, Budget 6,000,000 EUR

€40 Million Fish4ACP Fisheries Programme to be launched at 6th Meeting of ACP Ministers of Fisheries and Aquaculture

Apia, 11 September 2019: The €40 million value chain programme, the first specific action to be implemented under the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Strategic Plan for Fisheries and Aquaculture will be launched during the 6th Meeting of African, Caribbean and Pacific Ministers in charge of Fisheries and Aquaculture which will be held at the TATTE Convention Centre in Apia, Samoa from 12-13 September 2019.
 

The ACP Group Stands in Solidarity with the People of The Bahamas

Brussels, 09 September 2019/ ACP: The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States stands in solidarity with the Government and People of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas in the face of the loss of lives and devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian, the most destructive and deadly storm to ever hit The Bahamas. 
 

ACP SG calls climate change "the most significant challenge to achieving sustainable development" at UN Meeting on Climate Action and Trade

GENEVA, Sept 9, CMC – The Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group, Dr. Patrick Gomes Monday called for increased efforts to deal with the impact of climate change noting that the “painful reality” is that its adverse impacts are more severe in the poorest and most vulnerable countries.

Recent Kenya President’s visit to the Caribbean could boost region’s presence at ACP summit

Brussels, 09 September 2019: In a wide-ranging interview with the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), ACP Secretary General, Dr. Patrick I. Gomes opined that the recent visit of Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, to the Caribbean could help boost the region’s participation at the December 9-10 ACP Summit to be held in Nairobi, Kenya.

ACP discusses NDC Progress and Successes during Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week

Brussels, 04 September 2019: Dr Pendo Maro, team leader of the Intra-ACP GCCA+ Programme – an initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group funded by the European Development Fund (EDF) – recently chaired a panel discussion on the progress and successes of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the Caribbean region during the Regional Dialogue on NDCs for Latin America and the Caribbean. The Regional Dialogue was held on 19 to 20 August during the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2019 (LACCW), from 19 to 23 August in Salvador de Bahía, Brazil.

Next Brussels Briefing n. 57: “Investing in smallholder agriculture for food security and nutrition”

Brussels, 03 September 2019/ACP: The next Brussels Development Briefing n. 57 on “Investing in smallholder agriculture for food security and nutrition” organised by CTA, the European Commission/EuropeAid and the ACP Secretariat will be held on Wednesday 11th September 2019, 9h00-13h00 at the ACP Secretariat, Avenue Georges Henri 451, 1200 Brussels, Room C. The Briefing will discuss smallholder agriculture and its key role in delivering food security/nutrition, and sustainable food systems, as recognised in SDG 2.

Statement by the ACP Secretary General on the passing of H.E. Alhaji Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara of The Gambia

Brussels, 29 August 2019/ACP: The Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States H.E Dr Patrick Gomes has learnt with deep sadness of the passing of the First President of the Republic of The Gambia, H.E Alhaji Sir. Dawda Kairaba Jawara, on Tuesday, 27th August 2019.
 

Pacific Islands Forum Issues Strongest-ever Statement on Climate, cites Security Threat

At the conclusion of the 50th Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), Pacific leaders issued a Forum Communiqué and the ‘Kainaki II Declaration for Urgent Climate Change Now’ – the strongest collective statement the Forum has issued on climate change. The PIF took place from 13-16 August 2019 in Funafuti, Tuvalu, with the theme of “Securing our future in the Pacific”.

6th Meeting of ACP Ministers in Charge of Fisheries and Aquaculture

Equatorial Guinea, ACP Sign Headquarters Agreement for ACP Information Centre for South-South and Triangular Cooperation

Equatorial Guinea and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States took a significant step forward to establish the ACP Information Centre for South-South and Triangular Cooperation when they signed the Headquarters Agreement on 9 August 2019 in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The Signing Ceremony followed the symbolic launch of the Centre last year in Malabo on 5 October. The Centre will be the first ACP permanent representation in an ACP Member State.

See below for the Address by ACP Secretary General, H.E. Patrick I. Gomes at the Signing Ceremony.


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